971 reputation
310
bio website
location
age
visits member for 1 year, 8 months
seen Jan 24 '13 at 3:46

Dec
20
comment My 12 year old has been blowing off homework, and now is writing on his clothes! Is this normal?
I agree that talking with him about what's going on is key. Also, as Beofett said, keep consistent and concrete. But, make sure he's getting enough exercise.
Dec
20
comment UK - when to move house to get into Junior School
It may help to talk with teachers, administrators, or other leaders, and parents at each of the schools.
Dec
20
comment What should my collgeaue do to stop her 20 year old son from smoking?
If a person has chosen to continue smoking, then there may be little another person can do about it. It may be helpful for your colleague to be aware of the stages of change (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transtheoretical_model) that a person goes through. Then your colleague can figure out what kind of intervention, if any, could be most helpful.
Dec
18
comment What are the risks of posting baby pictures online?
I also disagree with this post. It doesn't answer the question. One can't be aware of all the implications of an online post because posts are linked in a concept web that is still developing. This is because of how search works on the internet. I elaborate in a separate answer, below.
Dec
17
comment How do I help my 4 month old nap longer?
she may be a little too young for that still.
Dec
10
comment When you don't think (grand)children are getting the care they need
Yes, firestations are key first responder sites that serve as Safe Surrender locales. See babysafe.ca.gov Check your state...
Dec
8
comment When do kids usually stop believing in Santa Claus?
The asker didn't ask for stories or context.
Dec
5
comment When you don't think (grand)children are getting the care they need
I'm glad she's going to talk to the mandated reporter. :) Sounds like the grandmother is watching out for them. Best wishes to the whole family!
Dec
3
comment My child is constantly hungry. How do I keep her feeling fuller?
Great post, but if you're going to use protein shakes, make sure you read the ingredients. In general, food is better than nonfood.
Dec
2
comment My six year old is afraid of the shower. How do I help her transition?
If there are some parts of her that feel less scary than others, such as her hands or her face, start with those. Try to talk about each body part with her separately to see how she feels about it. It may help to start her showering with a bathing suit or even shorts and a shirt. If she has sensitivities or fears about her body, this is a good time to hear what she has to say. It's also a good time to point out which areas are private-- only for her, you, and her doctor while you're there, to look at to keep her healthy.
Dec
2
comment When you don't think (grand)children are getting the care they need
You don't need names or addresses; you can refer the service providers who can help to your neighbor for that, anonymously if you choose. See childwelfare.gov/responding/how.cfm or call 1-800-422-4453 for details.